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Episode 43 – Instagram is Your Business Card — What Do You Want It to Say?

Irina is one of those people who makes you wonder, “where do you get the energy?!” She’s living the Canadian dream and making big moves as a realtor in Ottawa under Blue Panda Realty. In this episode we get really specific about the tools required to use social media as a BUSINESS CARD, not a […]

May 13, 2019

Episode 38 – THIS is Why You Self-Sabotage, with Mindset Coach Katie Potratz

60 minutes with a mindset coach — you’re welcome in advance. This is one of the most jam-packed episodes when it comes to usable takeaways to improve your life and well-being. What a pleasure to hang with Katie Potratz for an hour to chat about everything from mindset, What the Heck is NLP and EFT?! […]

May 3, 2019

Episode 36 – “Is it Coffee? And is it Cool?” The Importance of a Brand Philosophy with Andy Bassett of Little Victories Coffee

The Little Victories café in Ottawa has a special place in the heart of this podcast. Over many cappuccinos, the words to the first four episodes were written. It was the spot certain bold ideas were turned into actions after consulting with some incredibly talented friends. So to now have Andy Bassett, co-owner of Little […]

April 30, 2019

Episode 35 – Getting Shit Done with Actress Stephanie Koenig

Creating this episode with actress Stephanie Koenig has been such a wild ride. It all started when my husband and I discovered her on a webseries on Youtube. I took a chance and sent her a DM asking if she would be willing to record an episode together. I honestly could not believe she agreed, […]

April 18, 2019

Episode 33 – Your Body is Stressed — Here’s How to Find More REST! with Meghan Johnston

Meghan Johnston (AKA “Yoga Meghan”), is a certified yoga instructor living in Ottawa, Canada with her partner Eric. Together, they’re on the pursuit of a healthy, holistic lifestyle that fuels them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually. Not too much to ask from this life, right? Meghan says not. And I’m with her 100%. I love […]

April 15, 2019

Episode 32 – Jacquie K Wants You To Own Your Magic & Embrace Your Imperfections

If she were an eyeshadow colour, it would be a metallic shimmery gold explosion of GORGEOUS. Still have questions? Okay, well here’s what you can expect to hear in this ep with the beautiful Jacquie K! The Path to Personal Branding redirecting her life between pursuits of law school and a career in makeup artistry […]

March 31, 2019

Episode 29 – When Does It Get Easy? A Coffee Date with Design Expert, Promise Tangeman

After following Promise Tangeman’s design work for over 7+ years, I can’t tell you how exciting it was to have her join for an episode of You Might Not Like It! I knew that I could listen for HOURS to Promise’s thoughts on personal branding strategies, but since she works so hard to make those […]

March 18, 2019

Episode 26 – Community Over Fame: Why Reagan Bradley Thinks You Need Less Fans and More Mentors

I was lucky enough to find myself at one of Reagan’s events back in January of 2019, as a speaker on a panel about selling yourself as a “solopreneur.” First and foremost I was so impressed with how well organized the event was! Secondly, it was just such a welcoming experience that felt supportive of […]

March 13, 2019

Episode 25 – Twists, Turns, & Derailments: Falling Back In Love With Your Business While Overcoming Personal Hardship

This episode has been a long time coming! What a pleasure to sit down with Shannon Kennedy of Kennedy Event Planning for coffee and good conversation, especially since she is so bravely sharing a story that I know will be inspiring to many. A few things we discuss during this episode: Standing Out In The […]

February 28, 2019

Episode 22 – From Big to Bite Sized: Change Your Life and Accomplish Your Goals with Kristine Aletha

This recording was such a pleasure! Kristine is my very first international guest, which is perfectly fitting since we met each other 6 years ago at a conference in North Carolina! Connecting with her via Skype for this recording made it possible for us to chat about such an incredible topic that’s close to both […]

February 13, 2019

Episode 19 – Equal Parts Glitter & Sweatpants – A Coffee Date with Brittany West

Alternate title: chasing kids & chasing dreams. It’s been so great to get to know Brittany in little pieces over the years. We’d see each other here and there at industry nights and Christmas parties, always with a glass of wine in our hands and a story or two to share. Between us, we’ve got […]

January 30, 2019

Episode 16 – Yvonne Langen Doesn’t Do Dry January, She Does A Dry Martini

LISTEN ON APPLE PODCASTS  //  LISTEN ON GOOGLE PODCASTS Yvonne Langen and I have been building a friendship one Sunday evening at a time over the last 6 years. We are both members of the Unputdownable Book Club and have a similarly candid approach to speaking our minds without much of a filter. This was such […]

January 14, 2019

Episode 13 – Heal Your Body from the Inside Out with Mia St. Aubin

The universe works in mysterious ways, which is the only way to explain the random encounter of myself and Mia St. Aubin after meeting for 1 day over 7 years ago. We’ve both been on a journey to spread positivity, motivation, and self-love in our work — mine with the recent launch of this podcast, […]

January 2, 2019

Episode 11 – The Divinely Orchestrated Life of Scott Hurren

If you listen carefully, you can hear the tiny children peering through the door of our Dad’s basement office, where Scott and I recorded this episode during our Christmas visit. In this episode, I’m introducing you to one of my very favourite people, my older brother of 9 years, Scott Hurren. Yes, friends, that’s my […]

December 19, 2018

Episode 08 – Confidence, Comparison, and The Magic of Showing Up: A Fire Chat with Chantsy

Who records their very first meeting? Laura Kelly and Chantsy, that’s who. Up until 6 minutes before we hit record, we had only ever interacted through our phone screens. But for two people who share a LOT of their lives on social media, it’s very possible to form a real friendship without ever meeting in […]

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